Insights articles https://www.gam.com Trump: Can He? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/investment-opinions/trump-can-he/ The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will be held tomorrow in Washington, D.C, marking the commencement of his four-year term in office. As featured on Citywire Wealth Manager, Julian Howard, Head of Multi Asset Solutions at GAM, considers what would constitute truly successful US economic policy and whether President-elect Trump can deliver it. 2017-01-19T00:00:00 Has China put the Brake on M&A? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/thematic/has-china-put-the-brake-on-ma/ Roberto Bottoli, manager of GAM’s merger arbitrage strategy, discusses the significance of new capital controls measures imposed by China, namely restrictions on outbound mergers and acquisitions, and whether the political standoff between China and other countries on cross-border M&A is likely to be resolved. 2017-01-17T00:00:00 EU Equities – Selection is Key https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/regional/eu-equities-selection-is-key/ As featured on Investment Week, Niall Gallagher, Investment Director for European equities at GAM, explains why European companies continue to offer investors interest opportunities for returns in 2017, but warns that careful stock selection will be key. 2017-01-12T00:00:00 2017 Outlook – Contrarian Trades https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/investment-opinions/contrarian-trades-in-2017/ A number of major political and economic events shaped financial markets in 2016, forcing investors to navigate a landscape of heightened volatility. But with uncertainty likely to continue through 2017, GAM’s investment managers have identified some unique investment opportunities that go against the grain. 2017-01-10T00:00:00 2017 Outlook - Key Events https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/investment-opinions/key-events-in-2017/ With so much happening in parallel across political, economic and financial landscapes, it seems daunting to try to identify the one event that shaped 2016. In the following short statements, our investment experts share their predictions on which events will prove pivotal in 2017. 2017-01-05T00:00:00 After the BRICs, it’s Time to Focus on the VARPs https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2017/regional/its-time-to-focus-on-the-varps/ Tim Love, Investment Director for emerging market equities at GAM, considers the major growth opportunities offered by Vietnam, Argentina, Romania and Pakistan. 2017-01-03T00:00:00 15 Years of the Euro https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/15-years-of-the-euro/ New Year’s Day will mark 15 years since the physical euro currency was implemented. Joachim Corbach, Head of Currencies & Commodities at GAM, considers the politics behind the introduction of the single currency, its future and what this means for investors. 2016-12-29T00:00:00 From Cyborg to Cyber Monday https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/thematic/from-cyborg-to-cyber-monday/ The 1980s AI brought fears of a Terminator-style cyborg uprising, where humans became enslaved by their robotic overlords. This time round the big developments are focused around specific goals with more subtle impacts, namely in the areas of online shopping and digital butlers. Mark Hawtin and Chris Woodcock discuss the investment potential. 2016-12-28T00:00:00 A Single Wish for 2017 https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/investment-opinions/a-single-wish-for-2017/ Twelve months ago Larry Hatheway published a holiday wish list of five things he hoped would prevail in 2016. Sadly, few of those wishes came true this year - so this year the list is pared to one. 2016-12-21T00:00:00 2017 Outlook – The Investment Themes to Watch https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/investment-opinions/gam-2017-outlook-the-investment-themes-to-watch/ 2016 was a year of erratic markets and geopolitical shocks that sent fundamentals into the shadows. Bourses moved on speculation and surprise, challenging market participants. GAM’s investment experts put forward their key themes for the year ahead. 2016-12-19T00:00:00 Healthcare 2017: The Postelection Comeback https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/thematic/healthcare-2017-the-postelection-comeback/ Given an environment conducive to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, Christophe Eggman, investment director for healthcare equities, looks ahead to 2017 and beyond with a sense of optimism. 2016-12-15T00:00:00 Hedge Fund Performance Update - November 2016 https://www.gam.com/en/publications/gam-insight/2016/hedge-fund-performance-november-2016/ Seven-month winning streak comes to an end but remains positive year-to-date. 2016-12-15T00:00:00 Larry Hatheway on Markets - December 2016 https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/macroeconomics/larry-hatheway-on-markets-december-2016/ GAM Chief Economist and Head of Investment Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets. 2016-12-14T00:00:00 Brazil - Room to Rally? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/brazil-room-to-rally/ Denise Prime, Investment Manager, examines the potential for Brazil to outperform in 2017 and the opportunities for fixed income investors. 2016-12-13T00:00:00 The Consumer Takes Over https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/the-consumer-takes-over/ A Q&A with Jian Shi Cortesi, who has been managing a consumer-focused China equity strategy for three years. 2016-12-09T00:00:00 Productivity Growth Now? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/investment-opinions/productivity-growth-now/ John Lambert, Investment Director at GAM, blows the productivity mismeasurment myth. The future is more hyperbole than hypergrowth. 2016-12-08T00:00:00 You Probably Can't Loose https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/we-think/you-probably-cant-lose/ What can an interesting and surprising experiment with finance students and finance professionals tell us about financial decisions and how to maximise extracting returns from low information content systems? 2016-12-08T00:00:00 Inflation is Returning https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/thematic/inflation-is-returning/ Bond markets are selling off and investors’ year-to-date gains are melting. Higher inflation expectations have lately re-appeared on the list of market concerns. Bernhard Urech, a fixed income manager at GAM, points towards inflation-linked bonds as an effective way to hedge against this worry. But before rushing into the asset class, there are a few things to consider. 2016-12-06T00:00:00 Contagion? Probably Not https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/contagion-probably-not/ Global equity manager Robert Smithson outlines his views on the potential outcomes and implications of the upcoming elections and referendums across Europe. 2016-12-01T00:00:00 Chinese Equity Rally Imminent? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/chinese-equity-rally-imminent/ Chinese shares rallied following the Trump election outcome and in contrast to most other emerging markets. GAM’s Asia-Pacific equity manager Michael Lai, who also runs a dedicated China portfolio, explains why he sees Chinese stocks well positioned for further upside. 2016-11-29T00:00:00 Connecting China’s Exchanges https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/shanghai-hong-kong-stock-connect-programme/ Jian Shi Cortesi, investment manager for Chinese equities at GAM, discusses the development of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Programme as it celebrates its second year anniversary. 2016-11-22T00:00:00 Larry Hatheway on Markets - November 2016 https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/macroeconomics/larry-hatheway-on-markets-november-2016/ GAM Chief Economist and Head of Investment Solutions Larry Hatheway comments on the outlook for global fixed income and equity markets. 2016-11-17T00:00:00 Saudi Arabia Delights Investors https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/saudi-arabia-delights-investors/ Saudi Arabia’s first-ever US dollar government bond issuance - the largest emerging market sale in history – has caused a stir in financial markets. Amy Kam, a GAM fixed income portfolio manager, explains the wider significance for Saudi Arabia and investors. 2016-11-15T00:00:00 Macro and asset allocation after trump https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/macroeconomics/macro-and-asset-allocation-after-trump/ A first reaction from Larry Hatheway, Chief Economist and Head of Multi Asset Portfolio Solutions, on the implication of the US election result for investors. 2016-11-09T00:00:00 #PresidentTrump - What now for Markets? https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/investment-opinions/president-trump-what-now/ GAM investment managers comment on their sectors of expertise following the outcome of the US elections. 2016-11-09T00:00:00 Rocky Mountain High https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/thematic/rocky-mountain-high/ John Lambert, investment director, digs deeper into the gold price and what investors can learn from its recent moves. 2016-11-03T00:00:00 Hedge Fund Performance Update - October 2016 https://www.gam.com/en/publications/gam-insight/2016/hedge-fund-performance-october-2016/ Seven-month winning streak comes to an end but remains positive year-to-date. 2016-11-03T00:00:00 Japan - Innovation Drives Revival https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/regional/innovation-and-robotics-inspire-japan-s-revival/ Reiko Mito shares some surprising insights and experiences from her recent trip to Japan. 2016-11-01T00:00:00 Industry Update: US Mortgage Market https://www.gam.com/en/publications/us-mortgage-market/us-mortgage-market-update-q3-2016/ Update for Q3 2016 from Gary Singleterry, Investment Director, and Tom Mansley, Investment Director. 2016-11-01T00:00:00 Beneath the Sizzle of Artificial Intelligence https://www.gam.com/en/insights-content/2016/thematic/beneath-the-sizzle-of-artificial-intelligence/ Dr Ewan Kirk, CIO and founder of Cantab Capital Partners, which is now part of GAM Systematic, discusses artificial intelligence and machine learning. 2016-10-26T00:00:00